Engaged in practice of corporate, real estate, securities, and tax law. Practice includes business and tax planning for individuals and all forms of business entities; mergers, acquisitions and sales of privately held businesses; structuring, organizing, and private placements of securities and other financings for start-up ventures and small business issuers; real estate syndications of general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies; commercial financings; acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing of residential and industrial properties; registration of copyrights and trademarks; defense of insider trading enforcement and fraud actions and formal and informal investigations by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state securities divisions; representation of individuals and business entities before Internal Revenue Service; arbitration proceedings involving contract and securities law disputes; regulatory compliance with federal securities and state securities laws (Blue Sky) upon issuance and transfer of securities; expert witness involving corporate and securities issues; and commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, from 1992 to present.
Senior Attorney, engaged in practice of corporate and securities law, including general representation of broad base of corporate clients; mergers and acquisitions; commercial transactions; financings; and public and private securities offerings, including medical equipment, real estate, and telecommunications limited partnerships, initial public offerings, and securitization of assets (credit card receivables), from 1987 to 1992.
Partner, engaged in practice of corporate and securities law, including purchase and sale of businesses; commercial transactions; and, all facets of syndications of real estate, oil and gas, and medical equipment limited partnerships, including preparation of private placement memoranda, partnership financings, and regulatory compliance with federal securities laws and state securities (Blue Sky) laws in every state, from 1981 to 1987.
General Counsel to parent and five affiliated companies. Performed negotiation and drafting of contracts; sales of affiliated companies (aircraft maintenance company and commuter airline); purchase, sale and lease of jet aircraft; cash flow and tax analysis for aircraft sales division; management of litigation by outside counsel; and, advisor for real estate transactions, including purchase, lease, and development of airport properties, from 1979 through 1981.
Associate, engaged in practice of corporate and tax law, including federal and state securities and real estate law; represented lenders, developers, buyers, sellers and zoning board at administrative and appellate court levels, from 1977 through 1979.
Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Frederick B. Smillie, Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, from 1976 to 1977. Researched legal issues before judge of trial court; drafted opinions of court rendered on appeal of decisions to appellate court; and served as court appointed arbitrator and master.
Associate, engaged in investment banking, including public and private offerings of securities; financial analysis; valuation of public and privately held corporations; and design and implementation of financings of corporations being purchased and sold, from 1974 through 1975.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (in Securities and Financial Regulation), 1993
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1974; LL.M. (in Taxation), 1984
Drexel University, LeBow School of Business, B.S. with Honors (accounting and finance), 1970; M.B.A., 1974
Admitted to Bars of California, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania; admitted to practice before Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and United States District Court for Central and Southern Districts of California, and Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
California, Maryland, New York, and American Bar Associations (former member of Business Law Section subcommittees on securities regulation and non-public and small business offerings)
Union League of Philadelphia
Former arbitrator in judicial arbitration proceedings before Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania; former arbitrator for American Arbitration Association
University of California at Irvine, School of Law – Lecturer (beginning Fall 2013)
University of Pennsylvania – former Adjunct Professor of accounting to paralegal students
Lieutenant – United States Army; Honorable Discharge
Member of Newport/Irvine Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow); member of Board of Trustees, College Foundation of State University of New York, Delhi, New York; Treasurer and Director of private foundation and public charity; former member of CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) Children’s Foundation Corporate Partnership Committee; former President, Treasurer and Director of Parent Association, Fairmont Private Schools, Edgewood Campus; former member of Vestry of church; former member of Executive Board of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; former member of Board of Directors of American Youth Soccer Organization; former member of Board of Directors of Tustin Eastern Little League; former President and Director of community homeowners association